Thursday, February 12, 2009

50th Anniversary Logo

 unveiled the 50th anniversary logo today;

"The Raiders’ 50th season logo merges the franchise’s glorious history with an eye toward the greatness that lies in its future. It features professional sports’ most recognizable mark, the Raiders’ shield, at the top of a crest displaying the “Commitment to Excellence” word mark that echoes the organization’s philosophy. The number 50, commemorating the team’s 50 seasons, is beveled in silver and white, and is shaped to resemble the sleeve numbers on the team’s 1963 era jerseys. The years 1960 and 2009 mirror the font used for the team’s 1963 helmet numeral decals. Three large diamonds commemorate the team’s three World Championships, earned in Super Bowl XI, Super Bowl XV, and Super Bowl XVIII; while two smaller diamonds signify the AFL and AFC Championships that led to berths in Super Bowl II and Super Bowl XXXVII. Finally, a lighting effect at the top of the logo represents the organization’s focus on its future."

Speaking about a "focus on its future", the 2009 coaching staff has been assembled, the opponents are lined up, and the combine, draft, and free agency awaits.

Head Coach - Tom Cable

Passing Game Coordinator - Ted Tollner
Quarterbacks - Paul Hackett
Running Backs - Kelly Skipper
Wide Receivers - Sanjay Lal
Tight Ends - Adam Henry
Offensive Line - Jim Michalczik

Defensive Coordinator - John Marshall
Defensive Line - Dwaine Board
Linebackers - Mike Haluchak
Defensive Backs - Lionel Washington
Assistant Defensive Backs - Willie Brown
Defensive Assistant - Randy Hanson
Special Teams Coordinator - John Fassel
Strength and Conditioning - Brad Roll

2009 Home Opponents:
Denver Broncos
San Diego Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
NY Jets
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins

2009 Away Opponents:
Denver Broncos
San Diego Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs
NY Giants
Dallas Cowboys
Pittsburgh Steelers
Houston Texans
Cleveland Browns